Tierra Mia Coffee in Oakland. Photo from Facebook.
East Bay Express caught the news that the recently opened Copan in Oakland has undergone a rebranding and is now ~BOWL’D BBQ~, which has a location in Albany as well. The owner, Micha Oh of Ohgane, is still there, though chef Eddie Chu has left to return to Los Angeles. (Oh’s daughter, Jessica Oh, is the owner of the Albany location.) The menu will be mostly the same as the original Bowl’d, with some additional barbecue options and a few favorites from Copan. 4869 Telegraph Ave. at 48th St., Oakland.
The Bay Area has another location of Los Angeles-based ~TIERRA MIA COFFEE~, this time in the old I. Magnin building in Uptown Oakland, according to SF Weekly. There’s pour-over coffee, espresso, and a few Latin options, too, like horchata. Sprudge has some great details on the space (24 foot ceilings! marble!). 2001 Broadway at 20th, Oakland.
Berkeleyside Nosh reports that the former Viva Taqueria building in Berkeley has finished its transformation into ~THE STATION~, from owner Sandy Boyd (Espresso Roma, Milano Café, and the French Hotel). The new place has a small, simple menu, offering one burger, one hot dog, a grilled cheese sandwich, a vegetable sandwich, and a mixed salad. At breakfast, there’s a simple selection of pastries, with some more substantial choices like oatmeal or a scrambled egg wrap. Hours are daily 7am-8:30pm. 2984 Russell St. at Claremont.
It’s time for the annual Whole Hog Dinners at ~OLIVETO~ in Oakland. From Tuesday February 4th through Friday February 7th you can try this annual celebration of all things porky, including a 24-month prosciutto, a pork trotter terrina, gnocchi with pork sugo and pancetta, or a spit-roasted pork loin, to name just a very few. Take a look at all the choices here.